the leader in remote asset tracking and information management
solutions, today announced that for the seventh year, it will provide
real-time tracking of the Capitol Christmas Tree's cross country journey
to the Nation's Capitol at www.TracktheTree.com.
Using its satellite-based tracking solution, SkyBitz will provide
tracking data, complete with a detailed street-level map of the tree's
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its more than 5,000 mile
cross country journey from the Colville National Forest in northeast
Washington State on November 5. The tree will travel within Washington
with stops in several cities, before starting its nation-wide tour on
November 10 that includes approximately 15 stops across the U.S. with
key stops in Albuquerque, N.M.; Dallas, TX; Little Rock, AR; Nashville,
TN; Roanoke, VA; Allentown, PA. The tree will arrive at the U.S. Capitol
in Washington, D.C. on November 25, 2013. The tree lighting ceremony,
hosted by the U.S. Speaker of the House, John A. Boehner, will be held
in early December.
"This is a tradition we are proud to continue and look forward to
creating yet another fun-filled opportunity for the American public to
tag along on the Capitol Christmas Tree's journey and partake in the
many unique activities during its various stops," said Henry Popplewell,
Senior Vice President and General Manager, SkyBitz. "This being the
seventh year that SkyBitz is tracking the tree, we look forward to
making it the best to date. With a more user-friendly TracktheTree.com
site, it doesn't matter where people are located, everyone will be able
to be a part of this holiday journey."
"We look forward to people coming out to enjoy the majestic 88-foot tall
Engelmann spruce we have gifted to the nation as part of 'Sharing
Washington's Good Nature'," said Jennifer Knutson, Capitol Christmas
Tree Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service - Colville N.F. "We are excited to
have SkyBitz Track the Tree again this year and provide an opportunity
for everyone to have an interactive experience with the tree."
In addition to providing the latest location information,
TracktheTree.com will include photo galleries from the Capitol Christmas
Tree Cutting Ceremony and events, as well as fun facts about many of the
tour stops. There are also opportunities to interact with other Capitol
Christmas Tree followers on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TracktheTree
and on Twitter (@TracktheTree).
The tracking of the Capitol Christmas Tree is made possible through the
use of SkyBitz's global remote asset management solution. The SkyBitz
solution is comprised of hardware devices, satellite/cellular networks,
and its secure web-based platform which provides real-time location
updates of the tree's cross country journey to the Nation's Capitol via www.TracktheTree.com.
For more information about the SkyBitz solutions used to track the tree,
Also, follow us on Twitter (@TracktheTree)
and become a fan of our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/TracktheTree.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation, is a leader
in global remote asset management solutions, and in providing real-time
information on the location and status of assets. More than 800
enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset
visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and
enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz
InSight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and
requires no software downloads. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.
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